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The Mountain Trail
December 2, 1938
THE HISTORY OF NORTH CAROL
After the discovery of America two
half-brothers. Sir Vlalter Raleigh and
Sir Plumphrey Gilbert aroused a v;ish in
England to settle colonies in America,
After futile attempts to settle the
North Carolina coast by these two men,
the Queen granted a tract of land to
the favorite lords of her court. These
eight men were known as Lord Proprie
tors* As Governor of this land was ap
pointed Vfilliam Drummond, a Scotchman
brought up in a stern home where he was
taught to speak the truth, stand for
the right, and fear nothing.
Governor Drummond’s government was
made up of six chosen men who assisted
the Governor with his duties. These
men were called the Council, Tlien the
second Governor took his office, the
number of the Council had been changed
to twelve, and was called the Assembly,
During the term of the second Governor,
religious services were first held.
These services were held under a huge
VJhen our state flag flies in the
breeze, we notice two dates: JAa.y
P.O, 1775; April 12, 1776, The first
marks the day the sturdy little band
of Mecklenburg farmers declared them
selves no longer under the oppression
of England’s rule. Tho second marks
the date on which the lialifax Conven
tion directed the members of the Con
tinental Congress to vote for separa
tion from England*
North Carolina supplied men and means
for waging war during the Revolution,
Civil Vfer, and World War, as well as
during a few minor wars. The record of
the North Carolina men in these wars
has been very good.
To-day North Carolina is a progres
sive state with good people and a
record to be proud of.
Of groY/ing importance from year to year
is the annual observance of Book Week,
November 13-19, The recognition of this
week is for the purpose of informing the
public of the value and the availability
of good books.
Here are some reading hints for both
pupils and adults copied from one of our
"1. Read an article or book not less
than twice, to profit most.
2. Read only when freshest mentally.
3. Never read matter dealing with
closely related subjects in quick suc
4, lilaster the special vocabulary of
your special business,
5, Take words seriously. Be sure of
the meaning of everyone. Never be satis
fied with a vague definition,"
WHO HATH A BOOK
"\'^o hath a book hath a friend at hand.
And gold and gear at his command.
And rich estates, if he but look.
Are held by him who hath a book,
T.^r> hath a book has but to read
And he may be a king indeed.
His kingdom is his inglenook.
All this is his who has a book,
—\nilliam D, Nesbitt.
Mr, Summer: Now be sure to check your
papers well before ^ou hand them in,
James: Here is my paper. Sir. I worked
this problem ten times,
Mr, Summer; GoodI
James; And here are the ten answers.